It's something that really is happening in this town. And even outside of it. (I believe it was NBC that exposed the fanaticism of the evangelicals in the north that I mentioned in my last column). Continue Reading Signs of good things happening everywhere
I wasn't the best kid growing up.
I tended to run with the wrong crowd, got in some trouble from time to time but at least my parents stayed with me through my somewhat troublesome teen years and I always had a roof over my head in Downer Grove, Ill., a suburb of Chicago. Continue Reading Urban Peak making a difference in kids' lives
2006 looks like it's going to be a good year for administrative professionals.
According to the Office Team 2006 Salary Guide, compensation for admin workers is expected to increase 6 percent. The guide is based on an analysis of thousands of job placements managed by the company's U.S. offices. Continue Reading Admin workers should expect bump in wages
Last year, I told people that my son, Kevin, would be able to design a portfolio that could beat the vast majority of portfolios before he turned 8 years old. Well last month was his birthday and he met that goal.
But before he could design this portfolio, he had to learn two important lessons:
1. Don’t play a loser’s game.
2. Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket. Continue Reading 2nd-grader’s portfolio takes on Wall Street
As our loyal readers know, we have been publishing the most complete commercial real estate listings we could find the last Friday of every month in the Colorado Springs Construction and Commercial Real Estate Guide. These listings are provided by the Pikes Peak Commercial and Industrial Exchange, which is a division of the Pikes Peak Association of Realtors.
But every time we published the listings, we inevitably get phone calls saying “my listing is wrong” or “my property is not listed.” All we can tell them is to call their broker or call PPCIE. Continue Reading CSBJ launching real estate portal, database
A couple of interesting office-related surveys landed on my desk last month.
The results of one survey indicate that most of the rank-and-file in the working world have no designs on the corner office, which is probably explained by the other survey, that shows most folks feel they have good relationships with the people they work for and with. Continue Reading Everybody’s playing nice, and nobody wants to rule
City government is not an autonomous force. It’s not a self-contained biosphere. It is, however, a foundational part of the Colorado Springs community.
Businesses, nonprofits, service organizations and schools work together to create our community. There are times when we must depend on each other, and there are times when we collectively gain from mutual collaboration. Continue Reading Working together key to creating community
Since this is my last column before Referenda C and D get passed by voters, I figured I had better remind everyone to vote on Tuesday. One of last week’s front page stories in CSBJ provided information about what happens to the growth in our state if C and D pass or fail. The good… Continue Reading Get out and vote on Tuesday: Yes on C&DContinue reading …
In the next week, we as Coloradoans have the opportunity to choose the kind of state we want. When you cast your ballot, I strongly urge you to vote against Referenda C and D. I oppose these two measures because together they will cost more than $3,200 per working family of four over five years… Continue Reading Get out and vote on Tuesday: No on C&DContinue reading …
Before discussing vouchers, let’s first discuss kids. Are enough kids in Colorado Springs learning enough, and are they learning it well enough and fast enough? Are we satisfied with the quantity and quality of what our kids are learning in school? If the answer is “yes,” then is that conclusion based on facts or perception?… Continue Reading Vouchers not ‘the’ answer, they are ‘an’ answerContinue reading …